The setting is Miami. Rookie cop Tito Morales arrives at the Trianon hotel to investigate a routine disturbance call and, to his shock and horror, watches as a wealthy oil man plunges ten stories and impales himself on a nearby fence. Soon Morales is joined by detective Jimmy Paz, famous throughout the city for solving — or at least providing a plausible solution to — the so-called Voodoo Murders that left Miami burning months earlier.
Together Paz and Morales enter the hotel and discover in the dead man's room a most unusual suspect, an otherworldly woman by the name of Emmylou Dideroff. She emerges from a prayerlike state and says she wants to confess and asks for a pen and several notebooks.
What Emmylou writes is nothing like what Paz expects; he enlists psychologist Lorna Wise in an effort to make sense of things that go beyond Emmylou's explanation of the murder: details of childhood abuse, of other crimes committed, of regular communion with saints — and with the devil. Is she mentally disturbed? Does she really believe herself to be an instrument of God? And why is it that so many people — including Paz's biological father — are suddenly interested in the contents of these notebooks and in preventing them from becoming public?
Emmylou's "confession" leads Jimmy Paz, Lorna Wise, and Tito Morales down a series of unexpected and dangerous turns that forces them each to confront questions about faith, love, and the possibility of the miraculous.
Performed by Kate Forbes and Jonathan Davis
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Michael Gruber (Author)
New York Times bestselling author Michael Gruber is the author of five acclaimed novels. He lives in Seattle.